For Arianna Huffington's latest article titled "Laissez-Faire Capitalism Should Be as Dead as Soviet Communism", I have decided that Ms. Huffington has transcended the ranks from political wing nut hack, to a full and total cunt. I hate using that word, I really do, but I can see no other title fitting.
The opening stinger of Huffington's article is this
"The collapse of Communism as a political system sounded the death knell for Marxism as an ideology. But while laissez-faire capitalism has been a monumental failure in practice, and soundly defeated at the polls, the ideology is still alive and kicking."
Apparently Huffington does not realize that America does not have a laissez-faire capitalistic economy. We never have. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, laissez-faire is defined as:
1 : a doctrine opposing governmental interference in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary for the maintenance of peace and property rights
2 : a philosophy or practice characterized by a usually deliberate abstention from direction or interference especially with individual freedom of choice and action"
Republicans argue we should move more in that direction. Libertarians, my economic philosophy of choice, argue that there is no other way to achieve economic success.
The U.S economy is nothing close to laissez-faire. The government mandates what we can sell, who we can sell it to and where we will sell it. The government tells businesses how many people need to work for them, how much the workers need to be paid, and even what color their skin should be and what reproductive parts they should have. The government tells business owners what kind of building the must have and where that building must be located.
Maybe if the U.S economy were a bit more laissez-faire, we wouldn't be in the boondoggle we are in. Maybe the banks would not have been forced to make bad loans had the government not told them that they must serve the poor and underprivileged. Maybe "The Big 3" would not be asking for a bailout and would have stayed competitive with their foreign counterparts, had the government not regulated what they produced to government specifications, when it was not economically feasible for them to do so.
I'm not quite sure if Huffington did any kind of real research for her article or if she just started spouting off all the misinformation inside that tiny little head of her's. Regardless, she is a cunt for being such a dolt. Its no wonder that the Cuntington Post news rag has been accused of plagiarism so many times, with a genius like that at the helm.